UFC 108 Curse: SherK Out With Cut, Dwane Ludwig Called Up To Face Jim Miller

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The UFC 108 curse continues, Sean Sherk suffered a cut over his right eye, forcing him out of his fight with Jim Miller. Veteran Colorado fighter Dwane “Bang” Ludwig will step up and take the fight on two weeks notice.

Sherk was forced off the card due to an inch long cut suffered over his right eye in training that required several stitches that would not come out until at least the middle of next week. [MMAWeekly]

This is Jim Millers third opponent. His first opponent Tyson Griffin was forced out with injury, Sherk came up from the undercard to replace.

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UFC 108: Sean Sherk vs Rafaello Oliveira

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Sean Sherk breaks the news that he will be fighting Rafaello “Tractor” Oliverira at UFC 108 on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas.

Sherk has lost two of his last three fights inside the Octagon, since testing positive for steroids following his UFC 73 fight with Hermes Franca.

“I’m fighting January 2 against Rafaello Oliveira … I haven’t studied him yet, but I know he has fought my training partner Nick Lentz in Dallas. Lentz beat him, and he’s been able to give me some good advice on him.”

Oliveira (9-2) is a virtual unknown, losing his UFC debut to Nick Lentz at UFC 103.

Something else interesting, Sherk (33-4-1) doesn’t want a rematch with Frankie Edgar,

“To be honest with you, I’m not really interested in fighting him again. I’d rather fight the big guns. I’d love to fight B.J., Kenny, or Diego. Somebody like that.”

Frankie Edgar out pointed the “Muscle Shark” Sean Sherk, winning the unanimous decision at UFC 98.

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UFC 103: Sean Sherk vs Gleison Tibau Possible

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According to MMAWeekly, a lightweight fight between Sean Sherk and Gleison Tibau is possible for UFC 103 on Sept. 19 from the American Airlines Center in Dallas TX.

Tibau (17-7) is coming off a controversial split decision loss to Melvin Guillard at the TUF 9 Finale.

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